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Monarch gets royal welcome

Monarch gets royal welcomeMunich Airport celebrated the inaugural Munich flight of UK-based carrier Monarch Airlines with a royal reception. Ably filling in as doubles for William and Kate, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, were Andy Walker and Jody Bredo (second and third from right). Standing in for Bavaria’s famed King Ludwig II, who also had other commitments, was Siegfried Mathes (third from left). Alongside the royalty on the red carpet to celebrate the occasion were Munich Airport CEO Dr. Michael Kerkloh (second from left), Jochen Schnadt (r), the head of Monarch Airline’s commercial operations, and Flight Captain Simon Turner (l). Monarch will now be a regular visitor to the Bavarian hub, with two departures a week scheduled to each of three English airports — Manchester, Birmingham and London Luton.